The Belknap County Attorney is Melissa Countway Guldbrandsen. She is responsible for prosecuting all felonies committed in Belknap County except first and second-degree homicides. The office also prosecutes misdemeanor and juvenile appeals to the Belknap County Superior Court and conducts grand jury proceedings in the county. The County Attorney’s Office assists police with advice on criminal investigations and with training on legal issues. The Belknap County Attorney’s primary responsibility is to see that justice is accomplished. The prosecutor serves the community as a whole and seeks justice for society. Within the Office of the Belknap County Attorney is a victim-witness coordinator whose role is to ensure victims have a voice in the criminal justice process.
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Melissa Countway Guldbrandsen
Belknap County Attorney